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Old 03-04-2011, 02:24 PM   #2191
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What week is this list for?

Did you say this list was made for "AFTER" week 1? Where is the "DURING" week one list please? And when can we have that yogurt ? I am starting back up again on my own and I cant find any of my old instructions...such as when to have that yogurt on your list and how much you can have. Is week 1 "meat only" seems I remember mixing it up. But its been a while so I might be wrong...

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This list I made to help me with shopping after week 1. Copy the list to your computer and print it out when you are planning on going shopping, then highlight the items you want to buy.

My Medi Weight Loss Grocery List

Meats/Seafood
Chicken Tenderloins
Tyson Mesquite Grilled Chicken Fillets
Perdue Cooked Chicken Strips
Lean Pork
93% Ground Beef
Filet Mignon
Lean Deli Meats – Ham, Turkey, Lean Roast Beef
Tuna
Fish
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Crab
Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Hot Dogs
Turkey Sausage
Canadian Bacon
Turkey Pepperoni
Beef Jerky (100 calorie packs)
Oberto Beef Pepperoni Sticks

Dairy
Dannon, low sugar, low carb yogurt
Veggie Slices
Mozzarella Cheese
Laughing Cow Lite Swiss
Eggbeaters
Grated Parmesian Cheese
Fat Free Cottage Cheese

Vegetables
Artichokes
Asparagus
Green Beans
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celery
Cucumber
Eggplant
Green Onions/Scallions
Greens (collard, kale, mustard, or turnip)
Leeks
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Peppers (any variety)
Radishes
Salad Greens
Sauerkraut
Snow Pea Pods
Spinach
Summer Squash
Turnips
Water Chestnuts
Watercrest
Zucchini

Fruits
Apples
Blueberries
Cherries
Grapes
Grapefruit
Orange
Peach
Rasberries
Strawberries
Tomatoes

Condiments
Mustard
1 Carb Ketsup
Fat Free Mayo
Jalapeno Peppers
Banana Peppers
Fat Free Sour Cream
Butter Spray
Horseradish
Frank’s or Moore’s Buffalo Wing Sauce
Walden Farms BBQ Sauce
Walden Farms Peanut Spread
Davinci Gourmet Sugar-Free Coconut Syrup
Thai Garlic Chili Paste
Seasonings
Low Carb, Low Fat Salad Dressings/Sprays

Misc
Dill Pickles
100 Calorie Almond Packs
Chicken Broth
Miracle Noodles
EAS Protein Drinks
Sugar Free Gelatin
Old Bay Crab Cake Classic
Guar Gum
Sugar Free, Fat Free Pudding Mix
Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla, Chocolate or Original
Almond Meal/Flour
Whey Protein Powder
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:05 PM   #2192
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Hi all! I am on day four and feeling great. My energy is up and Im not feeling deprived. Excited for my weigh in on Monday! My longterm goal is 50, short term is 31lbs by my 31st birthday in June or sooner! Hopeful
Hey 31! My b-day is also in June, and I go to the Mt. Pleasant Medi office. Welcome to this site, and welcome to this WOL!!
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:39 PM   #2193
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Congrats! I too just had my weigh in. 9.2lbs,,,see you in the March thread
Congratulations VElite....
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:06 PM   #2194
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Congrats everyone on their lost weight! See you all in March Thread!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:09 AM   #2195
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Thanks Ann! I'm at the same office in Mt. Pleasant. I look forward to shrinking numbers as you have in your stats. I have been doing great and much easier than I thought it would be. I will have a report Monday.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:41 PM   #2196
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Just had my first weigh in today....was super nervous. However, I managed to drop 11 lbs (5.5 water) and my BMI went down 2 points. 11 down, 19 to go before I meet my goal of 30 before June. I am soo excited!!!!
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #2197
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Congrats 31!! that is great! Welcome to week 2,
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Just had my first weigh in today....was super nervous. However, I managed to drop 11 lbs (5.5 water) and my BMI went down 2 points. 11 down, 19 to go before I meet my goal of 30 before June. I am soo excited!!!!
WOW!!! 31 - that's fantastic! You must be doing everything just right. Keep up the terrific work! Are your clothes feeling a bit "baggy?"
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:45 AM   #2199
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WOW!!! 31 - that's fantastic! You must be doing everything just right. Keep up the terrific work! Are your clothes feeling a bit "baggy?"
Yes, Ann...I stuck with it and followed the menu verbatim.....Otherwise, I may have been as consistent with meals. Yes, my clothes are a lot more comfortable and Im able to get in a dress I bought a few months, still need work before it looks good. (but before I could not even get it on!).

I am enjoying the site, very glad I found it. Good information, inspiration and motivation.
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Thank you for the information sharing, Susie.
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Hello everyone,

Well, I just started today! I had my appt. last night and am on my way! I have about 50 pounds to lose. While I have never done Medi before, I have tried everything else (WW, Nutrisystem, South Beach, "on my own"), and while I do have some short-term success, it just doesn't last. It is THIS board, where I've been lurking for a couple weeks, that pushed me to look closer at Medi and ultimately get on board. I am heavier now than I ever have been, even during my pregnancies.

I know this first week is going to be tough, but I also know by reading everyone's posts, it does get easier. When I feel that urge to eat something off plan, I just need to remind myself how expensive this program is. I will NOT let a cookie or some other passing thing throw me off track. (I am a teacher, and one of my students brought in a cookie cake today for his birthday).

I love community boards and find them so supportive, so I plan to "lean" on you all during the hard times! I hope that in turn I can give something back at some point.

Helene
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Hello everyone,

Well, I just started today! I had my appt. last night and am on my way! I have about 50 pounds to lose. While I have never done Medi before, I have tried everything else (WW, Nutrisystem, South Beach, "on my own"), and while I do have some short-term success, it just doesn't last. It is THIS board, where I've been lurking for a couple weeks, that pushed me to look closer at Medi and ultimately get on board. I am heavier now than I ever have been, even during my pregnancies.

I know this first week is going to be tough, but I also know by reading everyone's posts, it does get easier. When I feel that urge to eat something off plan, I just need to remind myself how expensive this program is. I will NOT let a cookie or some other passing thing throw me off track. (I am a teacher, and one of my students brought in a cookie cake today for his birthday).

I love community boards and find them so supportive, so I plan to "lean" on you all during the hard times! I hope that in turn I can give something back at some point.

Helene
Welcome Helene -

Congrats!! on starting!! I also tried numerous things before I started Medi two years ago. I have to say this was the easiest and just "stuck". I am also a teacher and have found that it works well with my schedule. However, I would recommend that you keep something in your desk drawer (like a protein bar - after week 1) so that when you have something crazy come up during such a short lunch time and are not able to eat, you have a fall back. I found it really handy so that I don't go without eating, which just makes you binge later on.

Stay positive about week 1. I honestly did not find it too bad. In fact, I think you will find on this board that several people do go back to week one from time to time to "jump start".
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:23 AM   #2204
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Hello everyone,

Well, I just started today! I had my appt. last night and am on my way! I have about 50 pounds to lose. While I have never done Medi before, I have tried everything else (WW, Nutrisystem, South Beach, "on my own"), and while I do have some short-term success, it just doesn't last. It is THIS board, where I've been lurking for a couple weeks, that pushed me to look closer at Medi and ultimately get on board. I am heavier now than I ever have been, even during my pregnancies.

I know this first week is going to be tough, but I also know by reading everyone's posts, it does get easier. When I feel that urge to eat something off plan, I just need to remind myself how expensive this program is. I will NOT let a cookie or some other passing thing throw me off track. (I am a teacher, and one of my students brought in a cookie cake today for his birthday).

I love community boards and find them so supportive, so I plan to "lean" on you all during the hard times! I hope that in turn I can give something back at some point.

Helene
aboard, Helene!! You've come to the right place for support, encouragement, perhaps a kind lecture now & then , and others who will come to look for YOUR support at times. I met my goal in October, but I come here everyday, because I'm still working (well, struggling at times) to make this WOL completely normal for me. I would say "good luck," but it's not luck that will make you succeed on Medi - it's YOU! Many of us have been where you are. It sounds like you're truly committed to making it stick this time.
It IS an expensive program, but it's been worth every penny and more to me. Be sure to squeeze every penny out of your clinic staff by asking questions and expecting quality info and counseling. Those of us "oldies" here have found that the clinics all vary somewhat, but the philosophy is consistent.
Go Get 'Em!!! And come here often!
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OH that's funny I just posted a question on another thread asking if soy products are allowed at the acute phase because I didn't see it on the list. I like morningstar farms "sausage" patties, but didn't think I could have them since they aren't pure protein.
Let me know what you find out as I would be interested in knowing.
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okay so evident-ally I was replying to an old post and didn't realize it...sorry...but if anyone knows the answer to the soy question I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
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Grfxgrl- I just read your tumblr...omg you are one funny chick!! Totally enjoyed your daily accounts and "bag of meat". LOL
I decided to do week one over because I had cheese (heaven forbid) during my week one. So here I am, day 2, and feeling okay..although when I woke up this morning I had that didn't get enough sleep sort of feeling/headache, but once I got going that stopped. Putting contacts in when you are feeling a little sight challenged because of this meat week can be a bit tricky. Luckily no eyeballs were harmed in the process.

Had a great salmon filet for dinner....yummie.
Keep at it everyone!
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:36 PM   #2208
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I just joined today. I am excited, but also a little nervous. Losing weight has never been my problem. I've done it about 4 times in the last 15 years. My problem is maintaining the weight loss. So I'm hoping that this is where MWL is different - that they truly help you during the transition and maintenance phase.

I have a question. I was given a packet and there was a sample menu for the first week. It appears to be a Vegan menu. Did they make a mistake? I may call the office and see if they can fax me one that's not vegan.

Well - I hope to make some friends on this journey! I need the support.
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Day 3 and....

Hi everyone,
Question for you. I know that everyone is different, but in general....at what point during the first week do many people start feeling "bad" (tired, cranky, etc.)? My counselor told me this would likely happen, to be prepared for it, and even jokingly told me to warn my family and friends. LOL.

I am just finishing Day 3 and am waiting for the "yuckies" to set in...but so far nothing. I did have a headache for a while on Day 1, but I woke up Day 2 feeling great, and still feel great. Do I still feel great because I'm not in ketosis yet (I am supposed to check for that tomorrow morning)?

I've had only very mild hunger...nothing really to speak of. Those AS sure do work! I went from eating everything that wasn't nailed down during a month-long binge, to eating 500 calories/day and don't feel hungry. Amazing!

What's also amazing is that I stopped drinking coffee cold turkey and besides the headache on Day 1, no other symptoms. I know we can have coffee on this diet, but without skim milk (I don't like half & half) and a boatload of Splenda, I just can't handle coffee.

I guess I expected to feel rotten by now and am wondering if I will just have a delayed reaction, or if people don't typically feel bad until AFTER day 3, or if maybe I'll luck out and not suffer from the Week 1 "blahs."

Thank you for any input you can give!

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Hi everyone,
Question for you. I know that everyone is different, but in general....at what point during the first week do many people start feeling "bad" (tired, cranky, etc.)? My counselor told me this would likely happen, to be prepared for it, and even jokingly told me to warn my family and friends. LOL.

I am just finishing Day 3 and am waiting for the "yuckies" to set in...but so far nothing. I did have a headache for a while on Day 1, but I woke up Day 2 feeling great, and still feel great. Do I still feel great because I'm not in ketosis yet (I am supposed to check for that tomorrow morning)?

I've had only very mild hunger...nothing really to speak of. Those AS sure do work! I went from eating everything that wasn't nailed down during a month-long binge, to eating 500 calories/day and don't feel hungry. Amazing!

What's also amazing is that I stopped drinking coffee cold turkey and besides the headache on Day 1, no other symptoms. I know we can have coffee on this diet, but without skim milk (I don't like half & half) and a boatload of Splenda, I just can't handle coffee.

I guess I expected to feel rotten by now and am wondering if I will just have a delayed reaction, or if people don't typically feel bad until AFTER day 3, or if maybe I'll luck out and not suffer from the Week 1 "blahs."

Thank you for any input you can give!

Helene
Helene,

I have to say that I never felt bad at all the first week. I know that everyone is different but for me, I had no grumpiness, etc. I was in ketosis but had no irritability.

As far as the coffee, our clinic said we can have it with splenda and sugar free coffeemate liquid creamer. They make a French Vanilla or Hazelnut that are both sugar free. Ask your clinic and see what they recommend
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Hi everyone,
Question for you. I know that everyone is different, but in general....at what point during the first week do many people start feeling "bad" (tired, cranky, etc.)? My counselor told me this would likely happen, to be prepared for it, and even jokingly told me to warn my family and friends. LOL.

I am just finishing Day 3 and am waiting for the "yuckies" to set in...but so far nothing. I did have a headache for a while on Day 1, but I woke up Day 2 feeling great, and still feel great. Do I still feel great because I'm not in ketosis yet (I am supposed to check for that tomorrow morning)?

I've had only very mild hunger...nothing really to speak of. Those AS sure do work! I went from eating everything that wasn't nailed down during a month-long binge, to eating 500 calories/day and don't feel hungry. Amazing!

What's also amazing is that I stopped drinking coffee cold turkey and besides the headache on Day 1, no other symptoms. I know we can have coffee on this diet, but without skim milk (I don't like half & half) and a boatload of Splenda, I just can't handle coffee.

I guess I expected to feel rotten by now and am wondering if I will just have a delayed reaction, or if people don't typically feel bad until AFTER day 3, or if maybe I'll luck out and not suffer from the Week 1 "blahs."

Thank you for any input you can give!

Helene
My third day I was EXHAUSTED, I barely had the energy to get out of bed but the next day I was back to feeling good. I haven't had any cranky or irritable days and that's the only day I've felt tired. Good luck!
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Hi Leslie & Helene,
Day 5 was the start of the "low carb Flu" for me. I went to the clinic for my injections and they seemed to help. I also kept well hydrated and used the low sodium broth.

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Hi everyone,
Question for you. I know that everyone is different, but in general....at what point during the first week do many people start feeling "bad" (tired, cranky, etc.)? My counselor told me this would likely happen, to be prepared for it, and even jokingly told me to warn my family and friends. LOL.

I am just finishing Day 3 and am waiting for the "yuckies" to set in...but so far nothing. I did have a headache for a while on Day 1, but I woke up Day 2 feeling great, and still feel great. Do I still feel great because I'm not in ketosis yet (I am supposed to check for that tomorrow morning)?

I've had only very mild hunger...nothing really to speak of. Those AS sure do work! I went from eating everything that wasn't nailed down during a month-long binge, to eating 500 calories/day and don't feel hungry. Amazing!
What's also amazing is that I stopped drinking coffee cold turkey and besides
the headache on Day 1, no other symptoms. I know we can have coffee on
this diet, but without skim milk (I don't like half & half) and a boatload of
Splenda, I just can't handle coffee
I guess I expected to feel rotten by now and am wondering if I will just have a
delayed reaction, or if people don't typically feel bad until AFTER day 3, or if
maybe I'll luck out and not suffer from the Week 1 "blahs."
Thank you for any input you can give!
Helene
Funny - I was the same way my first 3 days. I felt great, even went for my mid-week shot that week & told the clinic staff I didn't know what all the fuss was about because it was a breeze! Then starting on the 3rd evening it hit me - for two days I was achey all over and exhausted. The strangest part was that I didn't want to eat at all at that point & had to force myself. I woke up on the 6th day feeling fabulous and told my DH this must kind of be what
rehab is like :blush: Warm chicken broth got me through some rough moments... Anyway, I did have an occasional bad day the second and third weeks, but generally felt better than I had in years! If you have any of the symptoms, just know that it IS normal and will pass. But a lot of folks here have been lucky and breezed through Week One
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I'm glad to here that some of you feel great. I have been feeling awful. I think its all the supplements. I have a very sensitive stomach to supplements and always take mine after dinner, before bed. Because I have to take them all through the day, I've have had constant nausea. I am technically on Day 1, even though I followed it all yesterday - no nausea yesterday, just a severe headache. Hoping that tomorrow will be better.
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Hello everyone,

Well, I just started today! I had my appt. last night and am on my way! I have about 50 pounds to lose. While I have never done Medi before, I have tried everything else (WW, Nutrisystem, South Beach, "on my own"), and while I do have some short-term success, it just doesn't last. It is THIS board, where I've been lurking for a couple weeks, that pushed me to look closer at Medi and ultimately get on board. I am heavier now than I ever have been, even during my pregnancies.

I know this first week is going to be tough, but I also know by reading everyone's posts, it does get easier. When I feel that urge to eat something off plan, I just need to remind myself how expensive this program is. I will NOT let a cookie or some other passing thing throw me off track. (I am a teacher, and one of my students brought in a cookie cake today for his birthday).

I love community boards and find them so supportive, so I plan to "lean" on you all during the hard times! I hope that in turn I can give something back at some point.

Helene
Helene - I'm a teacher too! Gotta love those birthday snacks... I'm at one of those schools where it's ok for the students to take cupcakes around to their former teachers too... so not only do I have my own kids' but former students' as well pushing the junk! haha.

I just accept it, leave it sitting on my table, then toss it when the coast is clear. I couldn't accept the other day because one of my former kids' parents was with her as they delivered the goods... Her mom is a facebook friend and constantly congratulates me on weight loss success. The mom kept mouthing "SORRY!" while the little girl offered. haha. I politely declined that one.

Keep up the great work!
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Grfxgrl- I just read your tumblr...omg you are one funny chick!! Totally enjoyed your daily accounts and "bag of meat". LOL
I decided to do week one over because I had cheese (heaven forbid) during my week one. So here I am, day 2, and feeling okay..although when I woke up this morning I had that didn't get enough sleep sort of feeling/headache, but once I got going that stopped. Putting contacts in when you are feeling a little sight challenged because of this meat week can be a bit tricky. Luckily no eyeballs were harmed in the process.

Had a great salmon filet for dinner....yummie.
Keep at it everyone!
awww thank you!!!

Good luck to you!! and me for that matter ha We can do it!!!
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:33 PM   #2217
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awww thank you!!!

Good luck to you!! and me for that matter ha We can do it!!!

Yes we can! I can't believe the progress I am having. Well I guess I can when you restrict your calories to 500 and eat only meat something is bound to happen. I am worried about adding in foods on a daily basis now given this great progress.

Woo hoo we made it through the weekend!
(Getting a little confused where to post here or on the March thread)
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:41 AM   #2218
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Helene - I'm a teacher too! Gotta love those birthday snacks... I'm at one of those schools where it's ok for the students to take cupcakes around to their former teachers too... so not only do I have my own kids' but former students' as well pushing the junk! haha.

I just accept it, leave it sitting on my table, then toss it when the coast is clear. I couldn't accept the other day because one of my former kids' parents was with her as they delivered the goods... Her mom is a facebook friend and constantly congratulates me on weight loss success. The mom kept mouthing "SORRY!" while the little girl offered. haha. I politely declined that one.

Keep up the great work!
Hi,
Not only are we both teachers, but we're also both in Orlando! What center do you go to? I go to the one in Dr. Phillips / Sand Lake Rd.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:43 AM   #2219
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Well here it is day 6 and I still feel great. I am beginning to believe (hope) that I am going to be one of the lucky ones and make it through the first week easily. I had a headache on day 1, but it was bearable. Other than that, no hunger, no tiredness, no grouchiness...nothing. I actually feel great! The ketosis stick has been reading "moderate" just like it's supposed to since day 4, so I'm a happy camper.

Can't wait until my weigh in tomorrow!

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Old 03-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #2220
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I just returned from my Week 1 weigh-in and .... I lost 9 pounds! I was amazed, and thrilled. And about 6 pounds of it was fat. I am happy to be able to add some veggies and fruit, cheese, and other things, although Week 1 was really quite uneventful for me.

SO happy!! It would have taken me 2 months to lose 9 pounds on Weight Watchers!! While I know it'll be more slow going from here on out, that 9 pounds gave me a huge boost of motivation!

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